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post #46 of 54

I had to join this site just so I could put in my two cents about Goldendoodles. First of all, no matter what type of dog you get, buying from a reputable breeder is the most important thing if you want to know what type of dog you are getting. I spent months researching dog breeds & breeders before deciding to purchase a goldendoodle. I did pay what I would consider a stupid amount of money for a mutt; however, in their defense, they are putting in the same amount of effort and money as any other breeder would.

We have a goldendoodle that is now 1 year old. He is only 30 pounds and absolutely perfect! I didn't buy him to impress my neighbors (my husband and daughter are both allergic to dogs), but we can't go anywhere without people stopping us to ask about our dog.

He is as soft as a stuffed animal, calm yet playful, doesn't shed at all and doesn't smell like a dog.

Good luck to those who are looking for a new addition to their family. I hope you find a dog as great as ours.
post #47 of 54

Please, send me the breeder. I'm trying to find one as yours!!! He is lovely!

Thanks a lot!

Karina

post #48 of 54

Yes, could you also send me your breeder information as well.  Thank you so much!! Lisa

post #49 of 54
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Originally Posted by JLibourel View Post

Most of these "doodles" have no consistency of type, which is the primary reason for getting a purebred dog. I've seen "Labradoodles" that looked like Irish Wolfhounds, others that looked like Rhodesian Ridgebacks! FWIW, my dog Cyrus seems to particularly hate doodles.

I made this comment early in this discussion. Today, I was going down Signal Hill when I encountered a a woman with a dog with tight, black curly hair, floppy ears and a rather snipy muzzle. I asked if it were a curly-coated retriever (a breed it rather resembled). "Oh no,' the woman replied, "He's goldendoodle." See what I mean about no consistency of type.
post #50 of 54

agree.Yes do this, a dog is a dog and it's up to the owner to make the most out of it whatever breed it is.

nUhUoK

post #51 of 54

Yes if you like a dog that does not really shed ,has lots of energy and needs lots of exercise like running ,swimming walking etc . Some say its just a mutt but who cares as long as it's a good dog . You can get good well known purebreds that are terrible dogs with health issues just like crossbreeds . There is no real life guarantees , I lost my purebred Labrador  to cancer suddenly . What did being purebred help me there. She was a very good dog as my golden doodle is also a very good child friendly, dog friendly and people friendly dog . Good luck , hope this helps.

post #52 of 54

Well for one, she was able to go through life with some dignity being a Labrador Retriever versus the embarrassment of having to introduce oneself as Flopsy, the Goldendoodle.

 

lefty

post #53 of 54
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Originally Posted by lefty View Post

Well for one, she was able to go through life with some dignity being a Labrador Retriever versus the embarrassment of having to introduce oneself as Flopsy, the Goldendoodle.

lefty

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post #54 of 54

It sounds like a made up breed to me - but then again I'm not much of a dog person. I'd rather go for jewellery if it was my wife since she is becoming quite a collector. She likes animals but I think her allergies have always stopped her from getting a dog or other pet. This is why she'd definitely prefer something from Mesenso as a gift for her birthday or Christmas.

I would love a cat but would have to agree with this idea rather than a pedigree breed;

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Originally Posted by mcbrown View Post

Unless you or you wife have severe allergies, do the responsible thing and adopt a dog from your local shelter. Both dogs I've had as an adult were shelter dogs. Both times I visited to adopt I have been shocked at how many healthy, sweet, calm dogs were brought in just in the few hours we were there meeting dogs and doing paperwork. Most are socialized, housetrained and past their rambunctious/destructive phase - much better for an inexperienced owner than a puppy would be.

So no, don't buy a puppy of any breed - adopt a shelter dog.

Edited by Pennys Boat - 5/13/14 at 4:42am
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